Theatre in the Mind

  • Spend your Saturday gaining new insights into ASF productions through ASF's acclaimed Theatre in the Mind lecture discussions.

    Designed around the plays presented each season, you can participate in free pre-show discussions, author, cast, designer and director talks at ASF, most Saturdays at noon.

    In addition, TIM programs can be arranged in your hometown or school! Contact education office for more information.

    Hosted by Dr. Susan Willis, ASF's resident dramaturg, these entertaining and thought-provoking lectures by noted theatre scholars complement a perfect Saturday afternoon at the theatre!

    Theatre in the Mind is cosponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation, the state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and ASF.

    Reservations are not required; you may pick up your ticket at the box office counter just before each lecture.

    BardTalks—short (15-minute) pre-show
    introductions to all Shakespeare performances at ASF and to every play
    during repertory weekends (SWP weekend, May 16-18, and repertory weekend, May


    2013-14 Theatre in the Mind Schedule 

         Talks at Saturdays at noon 

     Dec. 7              A Christmas Carol - Prof. Aaron Cobb, Auburn University of Montgomery, on the ethics of charity in Dickens

    Jan. 11             Goodnight Moon

    Feb. 1              The Great Gatsby - Prof. Richard Anderson, Huntingdon College     

    Feb. 15            Twenty-Seven - Prof. Frye Gaillard, University of South Alabama

    March 15         The Taming of the Shrew - Prof. Bill Hutchings, UAB

    April 26           Timon of Athens - Kenneth Cavander on the TIMON text         

    May 24            Onstage discussion with repertory actors


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